Local Enterprise Office

Welcome to Local Enterprise Office Galway

Local Enterprise Office Galway is one of 31 dedicated teams across the Local Authority network in Ireland. It is for people interested in starting a new business or are already in business including entrepreneurs, early stage promoters and small businesses looking to expand. The team at LEO Galway comprises a wide range of experience, skill and services to offer you advice, information, training and support in starting or growing your business.

We are here to help you to start your new business, expand an existing business or help you to reach new markets.

As the first stop shop for your business needs - we're #MakingItHappen

Training courses and workshops

The Local Enterprise Office provides a range of training courses that give small business owners practical skills for their business development. Click here for more.

Boost your Online Trade

Financial Assistance is one of many ways that Local Enterprise Office Galway tries to help businesses grow in the county. The Trading Online Voucher scheme is but one of many of these supports available to businesses. 

Making It Happen

‘Brexit? With change comes opportunity.’                Working with Local Enterprise Office Galway has given Peter Morrow of Skylark Electric Attic Stairs a competitiveness boost, helping him future-proof his business.      

Latest News

  • 27/07/2021

    ACORNS - A peer led support network for female rural entrepreneurs...

    This initiative is focused on early stage female entrepreneurs in rural Ireland.

  • 09/07/2021

    NEW LOOK FOR LOCAL CAMPAIGN URGES CONSUMERS TO SUPPORT THEIR LOCAL BUSINESSES...

    An Tánaiste Leo Varadkar launches new campaign in support of local businesses A new campaign by the Local Enterprise Offices, launched by An Tánaiste Leo Varadkar today, is asking consumers to look local when they are shopping for products, services and experiences this Summer. The Look for Local campaign, supported by Enterprise Ireland and the Local Authorities, aims to raise awareness of the benefit of spending in your local area....

  • 18/05/2021

    Food Academy

    Food Academy producers are optimistic about the industry’s future with the majority forecasting sales growth and new jobs this year, which is an encouraging sign....

  • 10/05/2021

    RENEW, REFOCUS, RE-ENERGISE & RE-OPEN with the help of LEO Galway. ...

    At last, businesses are finally able to think about re-opening.   After such a long-extended period of little/no sales and no contact with clients or customers for some businesses, it is time to renew the contact, refocus the business, re-energise management & staff, and re-open the doors for business.   ...

  • 29/03/2021

    Galway STUDENTS SET FOR NATIONAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP FINAL

    Local Enterprise Office Galway have announced that winning teenager entrepreneurs from Salthill, Dunmore and Kinvara will represent Galway at this year’s Student Enterprise Programme National Final on Friday 14th May. ...

  • 26/03/2021

    LOCAL ENTERPRISE OFFICES INVOLVED IN NEW AMAZON BOOTCAMP OPEN TO CLIENTS...

    Amazon, Enterprise Ireland, Enterprise Nation and the Local Enterprise Offices announce the first ever Amazon Bootcamp Ireland, an online event on Tuesday 13 – Wednesday 14 April providing free training and guidance to help businesses increase their online sales and reach new customers, as part of the Amazon Small Business Accelerator, a programme to support more than 200,000 entrepreneurs across the UK and Ireland....

  • 24/02/2021

    Local Enterprise Galway announce Spotlight Event for National Enterprise Week - Building the new...

    The Local Enterprise Office Galway has been chosen to host a spotlight event for Local Enterprise Week2021. Taking place on March 2nd from 10am to 1pm the event will focus on new businesses that have emerged because of the pandemic and current businesses that have used innovative ideas to increase sales and visibility through the pandemic....

  • 24/02/2021

    AN TÁNAISTE ANNOUNCES 200 EVENTS FOR LOCAL ENTERPRISE WEEK...

    An Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment, Leo Varadkar T.D. has launched the full programme of events for Local Enterprise Week, which is taking place online from Monday, March 1st to Friday, March 5th....

  • 17/02/2021

    NATIONAL ENTERPRISE CROWN IN THE BAG FOR MIDLANDS CRAFT CANNING INNOVATORS...

    Minister Damien English announced the category winners from across the country Bevcraft, a Westmeath mobile canning company that has become the largest craft beer canning company in Europe has taken the top prize at this year’s National Enterprise Awards, which took place this evening. The awards, which are an initiative of the Local Enterprise Offices to celebrate small businesses, were held virtually in what is their 22nd year....

  • 12/02/2021

    eCommerce Bootcamp | Applications Open

    Applications are now open for the DCCI/LEO eCommerce Bootcamp – a new three-part business training series for Irish designers and makers, focused on increasing online sales by optimising eCommerce and digital platforms. ...

  • 12/02/2021

    FINALISTS ANNOUNCED FOR THE NATIONAL ENTERPRISE AWARDS

    The finalists for the National Enterprise Awards have been announced today. An initiative of the Local Enterprise Offices (LEOs), the National Enterprise Awards Final will take place virtually on the 11th February. The finalists, selected by the Local Enterprise Offices in local authorities, represent a diverse range of businesses that are supported by the LEOs across the country. Now in their 22nd year, the awards celebrate small businesses and includes awards that recognise excellence in exporting, sustainability and innovation along with 8 regional awards and an overall National Enterprise Awards winner....

  • 12/02/2021

    NATIONAL ENTERPRISE AWARDS OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT HONOUR...

    One of Ireland’s most successful entrepreneurs has been named the inaugural winner of the Outstanding Achievement Award as part of this year’s National Enterprise Awards. David Walsh, the former CEO and founder of global remote monitoring system Netwatch, has been selected to be the first recipient of the award by the Local Enterprise Offices as part of the National Enterprise Awards, which take place virtually on February 11th....

  • 26/01/2021

    Sports entrepreneur programme for professional and semiprofessional athletes...

    Sports entrepreneur programmefor professional and semiprofessional athletes

  • 13/01/2021

    Showcase Ireland 2021

    “Thanks to this year’s Virtual Showrooms at Showcase, Local Enterprise Office clients across the country can launch new collections and arrange meetings with buyers from around the globe, direct from their studio or workshop here in Ireland,” Kieran Comerford of the Local Enterprise Offices...

  • 11/01/2021

    ‘Grow with Aldi’ Small Supplier Development Programme 2021...

    The Aldi ‘Grow with Aldi’ supplier development programme for 2021, aims to support up-and-coming artisan Irish food and drink companies ...

  • 17/08/2015

    Start Your Own Business Training

    Over 8 sessions, you'll learn the fundamentals of starting a business, and also whether your own business idea is viable. ...

Case Studies

  • 12/03/2021

    Connemara Carpets

    Meet Connemara Carpets, who create and deliver stunning handmade carpets and rugs worldwide. Learn how they pivoted their business model during the pandemic with the help of Galway Local Enterprise Office. ...

  • 22/11/2019

    FIÁIN - Galway's smallest pop-up shop!

    FIÁIN is a grooming + lifestyle brand created by Galway natives Dara & Caitríona.

  • 01/11/2019

    Ambrose and Brid - National Lottery Good Causes

    Ambrose and Brid O'Halloran from Claregalway, Co Galway recently created beautiful trophies for the National Lottery Good Causes awards. ...

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    11/10/2019

    TrustAp

    How the Local Enterprise Office helped a start-up put the trust back into peer-to-peer transactions...

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    11/10/2019

    Lir Analytical

    How the Local Enterprise Office helped Lir Analytical fill a gap in the food processing industry...

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    11/10/2019

    Qualitas Electronics

    How the Local Enterprise Office helped one local electronics firm power up - FAST!...

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    11/10/2019

    Mechanical Modular Solutions

    How the Local Enterprise Office is helping an off-site modular specialist clean up around the world...

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    11/10/2019

    ShorlaPharma

    See how the Local Enterprise Office helped two women get their healthcare business off the ground...

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    11/10/2019

    Gym Plus Coffee

    How the Local Enterprise Office helped Irish athleisure brand Gym+Coffee get fit for success...

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    11/10/2019

    The Irish Fairy Door Company

    Even a fairytale start-up can benefit from a helping hand from their Local Enterprise Office...

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    11/10/2019

    Big Red Barn

    How the Local Enterprise Office helped Big Red Barn become a big success....

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    11/10/2019

    ApriData

    How the Local Enterprise Office supports AprilData's data driven growth....

  • SAR consultancy

    11/10/2019

    SAR Consultancy

    SECURING ITS FUTURE: HOW THE LEO HELPED SAR CONSULTANCY TO SAFEGUARD SUCCESS...

  • 02/07/2019

    Once Upon A Style

    Niamh took part in our Start Your Own Business course - and she says the four week programme gave her the push she needed to get her business up and running....

  • peter

    19/11/2018

    Skylark electric foldaway attic stairs...

    Working with Local Enterprise Office Galway has helped Skylark to future-proof their business. ...

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